About Il Lupino

Welcome to Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar. Created by famed restaurateur Wolfgang Zwiener, serving delicious, authentic Italian cuisine in a relaxing, yet sophisticated, environment, featuring indoor and lanai bar and dining, an open kitchen, and a salumeria, or Italian deli.
Our menu features authentic creations; farm to table produce; incorporating the fresh local seasonal produce, imported Italian cheeses, hand-cut meats and a variety of seafood accented with hand-made pastas.

2233 B-180a Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 8:00am - 11:30am Brunch 8:00am - 02:30pm
Lunch: 11:30pm - 4:45pm
Happy Hour Bar: 12:00pm - 6:30pm Happy Hour Patio: Every Day 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm,
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11pm

Cross Street:
Seaside Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 922-3400

Website:
http://www.illupino.com/index.php

Parking Details:
Il Lupino offers one hour of free validated parking at The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, and a discounted rate of one dollar per hour for up to a total of three additional hours.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please feel free to inquire about special events via email.

Private Dining

Welcome to Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar. Created by famed restaurateur Wolfgang Zwiener, serving delicious, authentic Italian cuisine in a relaxing, yet sophisticated, environment, featuring indoor and lanai bar and dining, an open kitchen, and a salumeria, or Italian deli.

Il Lupino Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

59% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
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Authentic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Romantic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Healthy (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Business Meals (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Normally a great place for us to dine. Our last visit was not as good. We asked that our food not come out all at once bacause we ordered five different items to be shared. The second dish came out too soon. We weren’t even half way through the first dish. Teice we asked the server for silver ware and it was obvious she was not going to get some for us since her job was to just serve the food. That was strictly our waiters job. So we sat there with our food until the waiter noticed we had no silver ware. He did bring some and piled it in a bunch all on our left side. We dine out most nights and know silverware is normally put out before dishes come out.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good: Margherita pizza, Octopus appetizer
Bad: Uni Pasta,Caesar salad, Red Snapper Piccata

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 6, 2018

the food and service were excellent ! appetizers were great and original .... :)

Tags: Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Slow service. Ordered 2 tagliatelle dishes. They substituted linguini without telling us that they were out of tagliatelle. Totally wrong! Will never go there again and will not recommend to friends.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 2, 2018

It was my daughters 21st for which she got no recognition food was delicious service apauling 35 minute wait for a glass of wine😩

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Extremely poor service and extremely disappointing tasteless food. The only good thing was the Cesar Salad and the Prosecco.
Avoid the pastas - even my 9 year old can make better sauces. Actually, avoid this restaurant if possible at all.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

While the food was good, the dinner had an almost comical number of glitches that made for an unsatisfying dining experience. These included: being told immediately by the waiter that virtually half the menu items were out of stock; being served a warm bottle of water and needing to wait until it cooled off; the gnocchi we ordered did not come with any chicken as requested; it took 20 minutes to receive the correct silverware for seafood; it took a long time for the waiter and even one of the hostesses to clarify allergens.

We were the lucky ones. There was a family at the table next to us that had been seated before us whose food had not yet arrived by the time we were leaving.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Fantastic food and service. We must have had the best waiter ever because we so enjoyed everything about Lupinos as we remembered it from 5 years ago. So thank you Royce!!! Thanks also to all your peers (and manager) who combined to make this a memorable experience again. Wine selections are incredibly deep and some do not have the normal 50-100% markup. Outside seating looked nice too but it was a little humid despite the January date. Mahalo!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service was amazing, and the food was incredible

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food is delicious but the customer service was seriously lacking. We had to wait 40 mins past our reservation time to get seated, over an hour to get our food and when brought up to management not a care was given. Beware when going here.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had been to this restaurant numerous times on dates. The food is excellent. I wanted a romantic date for New Year's Eve. You can either be seated in house or outside on their terrace, with a beautiful view of the grounds in front of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and the beautiful Christmas tree, there. I asked for outside, under an umbrella for two, away from children. They had already changed our table once.
However, we found our selves seated near a table with two children. To be fair, they were pretty well behaved. However, as the meal progressed we found ourselves surrounded with 4 tables of children. The adult next to us thought it was a brilliant idea to give the little fellow a truck. Needless to say, he used the table for his race track. He also thought it was a fun idea to keep poking the waitress in the rear whenever she went passed, to get her attention. He wasn't corrected by the adult and the poor waitress was professional enough to smile and take it in stride.
It was anything but a romantic ambiance. I have children of my own. It would have been nice if the parents had taken the time and gotten baby sitters, in advance, in consideration of the rest of us, who were willing to pay for a special night, together.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Another lovely meal at our favorite fine food eatery. Delicious bruchetta, caeser salad, veal chop, gnocchi with scallops and a delightful flight of cannolis! Great service, great wine suggestions by the server, and great food. Highly recommended.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

雰囲気やサービスは大変良かったが、肝心の食事は良くなかったです。
予約の時間より早く入れてもらって大変良かったです。
早く入れてもらったためなのか、忙しそうでした。
オーダーでは、ペペロンチーニがなかったので似たようなガーリック味のシーフードを頼みましたが、前菜で頼んでいたタコと重なり、シーフードとはタコでした。最悪。どうして教えてくれないのか。
パスタは麺が美味しく無く、量だけが多い感じで、味も良くなかったです。大半を残してしまいました。

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

家族旅行で伺いました。

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Utterly overpriced mediocre food. Rancid macadamia nuts on our cheese board, salty gnocchi and mushy risotto.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good food great service ... a little pricey but still nice night out

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Vibe was horrible -staff were stressed and hostess was not nice

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good food. We go there at lest two times each trip.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Waiter was not as attentive as expected since drinks took a long time. Food came out almost an hour after ordering. food arrived for only two of the four guests. The other two were served 30 minutes later and one of the dishes was not as ordered. Nor did the waiter check to see if our dishes were correct. This was Christmas day and I had brought two guests from out of state. The entire meal and service was embarrassing to say the least.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoyed Xmas Day brunch here but the service was very slow and our food almost cold. Which is a shame as we think they were just understaffed for the holiday. If the food had been warm/hot and service faster, it would have been perfect!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Locals dining for Xmas eve. Our usual Sarentos has closed down so we tried here. Food was great but it was crowded and loud, tables very close together. Prix fixe menu with wine pairing- food was great but wine pairing was poor and no dessert course. Only received 3, 2 oz tastings for an upcharge of $53 a person. Was expecting full glasses of wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My husband and I were visiting the island from Atlanta and had passed by the restaurant on a walk. The ambiance appeared to be very nice. So, I checked out the reviews and they were pretty good, so we decided to give it a try. It was the best meal that we had during our stay. The waiter was cheerful and attentive, the food was amazing and there is a nice wine selection. We would certainly go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

ウルフギャングのオーナーが手掛ける店ということでUSDAプライムポーターハウスステーキをミディアムレアで頼みましたが、出てきたのは一部焦げた肉、6人で食事しましたが全員大不評。
決して安くないお肉があのような味では二度と行きません。

Tags: Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This was our second time here. The first was amazing great service and food. We were very disappointed this visit. Very poor service and the food was not as good this time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was very bad and cold the service was not great. First time there I don’t think I can recommend

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Il Lupino is an oasis located in the heart of Waikiki. Over time, I've had almost everything on the menu. Everything is delicious. Customer service is terrific. Parking is validated.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nothing special. Food was overpriced for what you get.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had dinner at Il Lupino on a Friday evening. We were seated outside and the ambience was beautiful. Unfortunately, it started to rain, so we asked to be moved and the staff was very accommodating.

We thought the wine list was wonderful - something different since we tend to drink California wines.

We split a charcuterie platter which I would highly recommend. It was a great value for the amount of food that you get, and the perfect accompaniment to our wine.

My husband got the bolognese and I ordered a salad with grilled chicken. My husband's dish was good, but the chicken on my salad, while well-seasoned, was dry.

Our waitress was great - very friendly and attentive, and the rest of the staff seemed friendly as well. Overall - good experience!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Our server was very good and helpful in steering us thru accommodating gf and vegetarian diets. As the gf diner I had the Caesar salad with scallops. My husband joked that they should have just handed me a head of romaine and told me to dip it in the dressing. It was very bare bones. The 3 scallops were very lightly poached, no sear and a little undercooked and under seasoned. The mushroom risotto my husband had was described as bland and clumpy. Risotto was not GF (also known as cheating at cooking by using gluten to thicken your sauce). Daughter had pasta carbonara (her personal litmus test for Italian). She said sauce was oddly thin. Absolutely not worth the price for any of it. If they charged 1/2 it would have been fine.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Kirk was the best. Cheers

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Disappointing dinner. Had the fixed menu with wine pairings. There was no coordination between the arrival of food and wine. Starter was brought out and 3 minutes later second course was set down. Took forever then to get main course. Lamb chops were very good the asparagus and potatoes were cold. A big let down for a Wolfgang Zwienert restaurant.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

They didn’t have lobster raviolis

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was ok but we had a flight of wines which they tasted like they had been opened for a while. The service was terrible, it probably took 1.5 hrs for us to finally get our food. I honestly wouldn’t recommend this place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fabulous all around! Dain took excellent care of us! Thank you!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Really enjoyed it - menu could be broader but what we had was great - lobster and veal chops Milanese

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

料理もとても美味しく、サービスも良かったです!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Calamari was quite good as was Caesar salad. Gnocchi and bolognese were quite below average. Service was attentive but totally illogical--almost like culinary school trainees who didn't yet know the basics. Definitely would not return. Prices are high considering the quality of the food and service.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Jessica our server was amazing. There was a large table outside with 4 screaming kids! Should have been asked to leave. Jessica helped to make our experience great despite this. We have eaten at Il Lupino many times.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

利用当日はハロウィンだったのでテラス席から仮装の人々を観察できて楽しかったです。料理については可もなく不可もなく記憶に残らない味

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

日本語の話せるウェイトレスさんもいて オーダーに困ることがなかったです。やや量は多めですが 味も美味しかったです。平日の夜だったためか 店の中は割とすいていました。

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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